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    Default Dying Galaxy S3?

    My Galaxy S3 is updated with the latest version of Android; all stock condition..

    it's bee acting strangely lately and I think it just kicked the bucket today...

    The power button won't power up or down - basically had no response when I press it...

    I did a reboot buy pulling the battery out and let it sit for awhile before I reinstalled the battery...

    It then booted to "Safe Mode" and the power button still didn't work...

    I then repeated the battery pull....

    Then, the phone won't turn on, except the occasional vibration..

    Any thing I can do to bring this phone back to life or am I looking for a replacement?

    PLEASE HELP!!

    cheers,
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    Default Re: Dying Galaxy S3?

    Quote Originally Posted by James Changstein View Post
    My Galaxy S3 is updated with the latest version of Android; all stock condition..

    it's bee acting strangely lately and I think it just kicked the bucket today...

    The power button won't power up or down - basically had no response when I press it...

    I did a reboot buy pulling the battery out and let it sit for awhile before I reinstalled the battery...

    It then booted to "Safe Mode" and the power button still didn't work...

    I then repeated the battery pull....

    Then, the phone won't turn on, except the occasional vibration..

    Any thing I can do to bring this phone back to life or am I looking for a replacement?

    PLEASE HELP!!

    cheers,
    Sounds like a hardware issue.
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    Default Re: Dying Galaxy S3?

    Bad battery?

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    Default Re: Dying Galaxy S3?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Bell View Post
    Bad battery?

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    No. Bad battery wouldn't have an effect on a power button. I think that's where your issue is

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    Default Re: Dying Galaxy S3?

    Replace the power button (the actual power switch on the motherboard)

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    Default Re: Dying Galaxy S3?

    Thanks to all - looks like I am getting a new phone; I lucked out during the factory reset - the phone locked twice but I was able to remove the battery, let it sit and then it actually reset itself... I am not counting on my luck or wishing for a miracle... This phone is dead.. Cheers!!

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